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Cybersecurity company Avast hacked via employee virtual private network

Czech cybersecurity firm Avast Software s.r.o., the owner of popular antivirus software provider AVG Technologies N.V., has been hacked, but the company managed to fight off the attack. Those behind the hack managed to gain access by compromising an employee’s virtual private network credentials that were not protected using two-factor authentication. Having gained access, the hacker managed …

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French ‘cybergendarmes’ take down huge cryptomining botnet

French police have managed to take down a botnet of more than 850,000 computers that were being used to mine the Monero cryptocurrency. The operation, led by a team from France’s C3N digital crime-fighting center dubbed “cybergendarmes,” targeted the botnet after being tipped off earlier this year to its existence by antivirus firm Avast Software s.r.o., the BBC reported last …

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5G Poses New Security Risks, Says Avast CEO

“5G brings a couple of things,” says Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek. “One is the density of the network which is enabling things like IoT, the Internet of Things. That’s an exciting thing but also poses some new security risks. Second is speed of connectivity which we all want and which we all sort of are …

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